the music videos : la roux
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
In a video that can best be described as an M.C. Escher drawing in a Ballardian car crash with a keyboard necktie. (coming from me, that’s meant as a good thing) La Roux has cemented themselves as one of my new favorite acts. The stunningly androgynous Elly Jackson wanders though an ever shifting landscape of shapes and colors in this three and a half minute pop masterpiece, accentuated by fractures, crashes, neon, and a brilliant fashion aesthetic that runs through the whole video. La Roux has found that magic formula of great music, aesthetics, and mystery that served figures like Bowie, Madonna, and Prince so well. If you throw a bit of Vitalic’s sonic influence into that mix and you end up with a fashionable, sculpturally coifed, tough, and musically sublime figure that, if this and any of their other singles are any indications will become one of the major acts of the next few years.
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